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Extreme E supports count US in Citizens' Declaration at COP26

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Today at a COP26 special event, Extreme E alongside Count Us In, the Drive Electric Campaign, Route Zero, and Bloomberg Green has supported the UN High Level Climate Action Champions, Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz, in their presentation of the Count Us In Citizens’ Declaration: an open call on world leaders - signed by more than 35 key policy, industry and civil society actors - to adopt comprehensive policy measures to accelerate the transition to zero-emissions road transport.

Formula E's new knockout qualifying format explained

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The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship saw its all-new qualifying format ratified on Friday October 15 at the FIA World Motorsport Council, with Groups and head-to-head knockout Duels incoming for Season 8.

Qatar to join F1 calendar in 2021, as country signs additional 10-year deal from 2023

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Qatar’s Losail International Circuit will hold its first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix on November 19-21, with the country set to host the 20th event of the 2021 season, as well as signing an additional 10-year deal to host F1 from 2023.

The Qatari circuit is most famous for its association with the world of two-wheeled racing, with Losail having hosted the MotoGP series since 2004. Ooredoo, the international communications company, will be the title sponsor for the event.

Aston Martin withdraw appeal against Vettel's Hungarian GP disqualification

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Aston Martin have withdrawn their appeal against Sebastian Vettel's disqualification from the Hungarian Grand Prix, the team announced on Thursday.

Vettel finished second on track at the Hungaroring behind winner Esteban Ocon and ahead of championship leader Lewis Hamilton. But he was disqualified when the FIA were unable to take the required 1.0 litre fuel sample from his car following the race, as per the technical regulations.

F1 Commission discusses potential changes to Sporting Regulations in wake of shortened Belgian GP

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The F1 Commission has discussed possible changes to the championship’s Sporting Regulations, following the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix, which was shortened due to bad weather.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was declared the victor of the race at Spa-Francorchamps, which ran to just two laps behind the Safety Car, with heavy rain rendering green-flag racing impossible – with Verstappen and his fellow top-10 finishers awarded half points.

LawInSport Weekly News Recap - 1 October

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Welcome to LawInSport’s weekly News Roundup.  This recap highlights this week’s news pieces from across the world of sport. For further updates, please visit our news section.

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